Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

All posts from Paul Sorene - Page 9

14th February '17 0 807

Scenes From A Rainy Day In Norwich Connecticut (1940)

In November, 1940, Jack Delano took these pictures of a rainy day in Norwich, Connecticut for the Farm Security Administration.

7th February '17 2 1380

Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi: The Most Punk Play Of All Time

Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi was banned after only two performances (one of which was the dress rehearsal). It really was that good.

7th February '17 0 1036

The Spider-Man Underscore: Groovy Incidental Music From The 1960s TV Series

One YouTuber has gone through the entire first series and parts of seasons 2 and 3, stripped out as much of the dialogue as possible “pieced back together into complete form” and produced a long-play recording that sounds great.

6th February '17 1 2351

Postcards of Dead Bodies: Grim Souvenirs From The Mexican Revolution

Some of the postcards from 1910-1920 show dead bodies, the remains of people executed in judgement and killed in combat.

6th February '17 0 1964

Sublime Portraits Of Native Americans At The Dawn of The 20th Century

We've show you photographs of Native Americans in the early 1900s before, most notably Edward C. Curtis's wonderful portraits and ceremonial masks. But nothing betters George Bancroft Cornish's work.

4th February '17 1 996

The Greyhound Bus Terminal, Washington DC: April 1941

April 1941, and the Greyhound bus terminal at Washington DC is bustling.

2nd February '17 2 1198

Roman Totenberg And What The Holocaust Teaches Us About Giving 'Freedom For The Thought We Hate'

Freedom is respecting ‘freedom for the thought that we hate’. Mindful of this, Flashbak looks at the life and times of Roman Totenberg...

31st January '17 0 2859

Color Photographs Of London 1961

In April, May and June 1961, Charles Weever Cushman took these superb photographs of life in London.

29th January '17 1 1290

Doppelgangers And Wraiths: Double Exposures And Other Ghosts

Is it bad photography when a snapshot results in a double exposure? Or are these pictures hints of something more, ghosts, wraiths and doppelgangers, apparitions of the living?

28th January '17 2 1515

An October 1970 Weekday At The University of California, Berkeley

I was in town to see a friend on a weekday in October of 1970 and had an hour to kill so I walked around the notorious University of California at Berkeley campus...